Thank you Glenn! Your next mission Mr. Phelps should you decide to accept it is to answer the same question about artillery guys. When did they stop being Stück-Junkers?
Glennj said:We can pretty much date this helmet exactly. Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier Weichert of Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 9 was promoted to Fähnrich on 22 March 1914 and commissioned as a Leutnant (without Patent) on 10 August 1914. He subsequently received seniority from 20 November 1912 (20.11.12 K). He survived the war and retired as an Oberleutnant a.D.
KAGGR#1 said:Bruno ;
On the D R 9 front plate the 2 battle honors on each side of the eagle are made
as part of the eagle plate . Unlike the officers , where a lot of times the battle honors are added to the eagle .
I can't tell about the "Waterloo " battle honor around the neck . Is it made with the eagle also , of added on ?
That helmet is really great .
aicusv said:Truly a beautiful helmet. Interesting in that he was a Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier and it is an issued helmet. I wonder if he rented it figuring when he become an officer he would have to purchase another helmet?